Might I ask you a question? If you don't mind...what might I use to rid myself of edema/swelling in my feet and ankles/legs? I'm wrestling with trying to heal a lesion on my toe from a bout of vasculitis caused my a switch in my blood pressure meds back in March, and the healing process has been very slow. The swelling does not help. Is there something I could take..in a tea, or the like that would help?
thank you for any help.
From Susun: "~Dandelion root tincture (Taraxacum officinale) strengthens the liver ... When the liver works well, the kidneys work better, and tissues no longer bloat. A dose is 10-20 drops in several ounces of water or juice 2-3 three times a day. If you have any digestion problems, take your dandelion before meals; otherwise, anytime is fine. You can safely take dandelion daily for months or years if you need or want to. ~ Cleavers herb tincture (Galium molluga) tells the lymphatic tissues to get moving. Relief from edema is usually rapid when 20-30 drops are taken in several ounces of water or juice. Repeat up to six times at hourly intervals if needed. Cleavers is especially helpful for easing swollen, sore breasts. ~ Foods that relieve water retention include (in order of effectiveness): asparagus, nettles, corn (and corn silk tea), grapes, cucumbers, watermelon (and watermelon seed tea), parsley, celery, black tea, and green tea."
You can also look at corn silk tea, make sure to do your best to stay active .... you can also check out our forum at www.healingwiseforum.com for other suggestions
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